Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Writers and Illustrators of the Future and other News

 “Magical Encounters” Oil, 11 x 17 inches

Illustration for “The Imagalisk” by Galen Westlake. Featured in L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future Volume 40. 

A magical panther stands against Dan’s last hope of reaching the source of imagination behind the door. In this senior home one is never too old to keep imagination alive.

Now available at Galaxypress.com and bookstores.

(Cover art by Dan dos Santos)

The week of workshops in Hollywood was incredible. 

I was gratified to be a part of this inspiring week of workshops from the contest judges and celebration. I benefited from all of the workshop instructors and gained many tools for creating, submitting, sharing, protecting and promoting my art.

Presentations from contest judges
Portfolio review with the contest judges

A summary of the week of workshops is at www.writersofthefuture.com/blog/

Thank you to everyone for an unforgettable experience. I deeply appreciated the honor of being selected. Being part of this group has been the most valuable prize to me.

Congratulations to all the inspiring fellow illustrator winners, Tyler Vail, Steve Bentley, Ashley Cassaday, Connor Chamberlain, Gigi Hooper, Jennifer Mellen, Selena Meraki, Pedro N., Guelly Rivera

And inspiring writer winners, Stephannie Tallent, Galen Westlake , John Eric Schleicher , Rosalyn and Alice Robilliard , Sky McKinnon, James Davies , Lance Robinson ,Kal M , Lisa Silverthorne , Jack Nash , Tom Vandermolen , and Amir Agoora.

This volume also includes art by Lucas Durham and Chris Arias and writing by Stephen M. Sterling, Gregory Benford, Bob Eggleton and Nancy Kress.

Many thanks to everyone at Galaxy Press, Author Services, Writers and Illustrators of the Future, the judges, volunteers and my family and friends. Those who were able to attend the Award Ceremony included my Mom, Dad, Aunt Sonja, Cousins Brianne and Danielle, my friend Toni and mentor Daniel Hopkins aka Pose 2/Maxx Moses.

The Award Ceremony can be viewed at writersofthefuture.com

Articles featuring the event and award

Writers of the Future 40: Meet the Illustrators and their award winning art (youtube.com)


2024 Writers & Illustrators of the Future – Locus Online (locusmag.com)



Other Publications

“The Cure” Oil, 11 x 14 inches.

Featured in Space and Time Magazine #146 to illustrate a short story written by Samantha Crain.

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